NCAAB Game Recap - Minnesota at Oklahoma State
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:42 PM EST

Kansas
55
Vill
56
F
E WA
77
Gonz
112
F
OhSt
71
KY
65
F
TXSo
78
Oreg
84
F
JackSt
49
Mem
77
F
Leh
51
Aub
74
F
Colora
78
Dayt
76
F(OT)
Presb
44
Mich
86
F
E MI
48
MSU
101
F
Ariz
67
StJon
70
F
Butl
70
Purd
61
F
SoFL
60
FlaSt
66
F
SDSU
80
Utah
52
F
JacSt
53
Tenn
75
F
TexPA
58
TxTch
68
F
WVU
75
YSU
64
F
FaDi
58
LaSal
66
F
Ind
62
ND
60
F
VACom
63
WichSt
73
F
NCAT
64
Wake
76
F
Harv
88
GrgWas
75
F
Samf
71
GTown
99
F
Bry
64
Dart
60
F
(N/A)
74
USC-Up
92
F
Ida
57
SDSt
85
F
Mont
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Ill
56
Mizzu
63
F
(N/A)
59
Campbl
82
F
Tul
82
Tows
86
F(OT)
Boston
74
UMassL
62
F
Rider
66
Temp
78
F
(N/A)
57
Penn
105
F
MorSt
76
Ohio
82
F
TxSt
69
GASt
81
F
TexAr
74
GaSo
77
F
Maris
56
BethC
85
F
Quin
69
BGSU
64
F
Elon
80
Winth
85
F
Army
62
Merrim
82
F
UCF
52
Okla
53
F
Drake
85
AF
80
F
TXAMC
67
CenAR
71
F
(N/A)
71
TNSt
86
F
MOSt
72
Oral
82
F
WIGB
85
NIU
84
F
SeLA
76
Miss
83
F
BelAb
66
HiPt
92
F
WriSt
79
Toled
72
F
W Ky
82
URI
86
F(OT)
Tex
48
Prov
70
F
Fairf
61
Oakl
59
F(OT)
Chat
68
UNCA
64
F
Albany
70
Monm
72
F
Brad
55
MiaO
71
F
Copp
60
Mia-FL
91
F
(N/A)
45
LoyMD
72
F
Niag
72
Buff
92
F
Stony
77
Amer
74
F
ColSt
111
Tuls
104
F(3OT)
APSU
77
Duques
86
F
UtSt
65
Fla
62
F
USD
59
Stan
62
F
UCLA
64
UNC
74
F
RobM
69
UNLV
81
F
Wyo
72
Denv
66
F(OT)
App
70
Troy
65
F
Toug
77
SoMis
96
F
NOrl
79
SamH
87
F
ArkSt
62
ULMo
59
F
StBon
66
MidTN
65
F
SIU-E
55
Detr
81
F
Belm
72
Alab
92
F
Akr
67
Lib
80
F
NoAZ
73
Pepp
75
F
IlSt
70
TexSA
89
F
SEMO
45
SIU
64
F
CoCar
81
SthAL
69
F
Lamar
61
NWSt
67
F
SFA
81
McNee
73
F
VMI
55
VaTec
64
F
UMBC
53
GMas
69
F
Clev
55
ETSU
80
F
SCSt
61
Charl
73
F
Drex
53
Norf
49
F
S NO
47
LaTec
87
F
UCDav
84
USF
93
F
WIMil
64
Wisc
83
F
UAB
71
AlSt
63
F
WCU
89
TNTec
76
F
BC
64
Cal
60
F
Minn
86
OkSt
66
F
ArkPB
53
N TX
86
F
N DA
75
Nebras
74
F
NFla
70
Syr
82
F
Buck
71
Sien
81
F
(N/A)
62
FlGlf
84
F
Murr
76
Evans
78
F(OT)
InWor
59
WaSt
87
F
UtVal
65
LongB
68
F
StLou
66
KansSt
63
F
NoKY
50
UNCG
67
F
Hamp
64
Kent
103
F
ChaSo
76
E KY
69
F
UNCW
73
Vand
88
F
E IL
63
GrCan
85
F
ArkLR
69
ULLa
66
F
Nich
61
AbCh
79
F
Valpa
60
Ark
51
F
NW
78
DeP
83
F
Crei
67
AzSt
60
F
OrSt
49
TexAM
64
F
LSU
68
USC
70
F
Web
61
BYU
91
F
Cin
70
Iowa
77
F
FlaAM
71
Seatt
57
F
CSBak
72
CAPoly
50
F
IdaSt
66
Pacif
77
F
StMar
68
Nev
63
F

Dec 21, 2019, 5:42 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Minnesota (6-5)

46

40

86

Oklahoma State (8-3)

31

35

66

Kalscheur, Oturu lead Minnesota over Okla. St. 86-66
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:22 PM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Minnesota had yet to win a game this season outside of Williams Arena in Minneapolis, so their so-called neutral-site game on Saturday against Oklahoma State in Tulsa was a big test.

Gabe Kalscheur scored 24 of his career-high 34 points in the first half to help lead Minnesota to an 86-66 victory, about 70 miles from Oklahoma State’s campus.

Gophers coach Richard Pitino believes that his team, which was 0-4 in away games, learned some lessons from its tough nonconference schedule.

“We’ve played one of the toughest schedules in the country, it’s not even close, and although it’s disappointing when you’re losing games, I think they’re learning from every game,” Pitino said. “They’ve really been able to bounce back. I think our guys are really responding. I think maybe if we didn’t play Butler or Oklahoma or Utah, we don’t play the way we play tonight.”

Kalscheur connected on 11 of 14 shots from the floor, including 7-of-9 on 3-point attempts, and surpassed his previous season-high of 18 points in the first half.

“Just locked in,” said Kalscheur, who had zero points and shot 0-of-10 from the floor in a 72-52 loss at Iowa two games earlier on Dec. 9. “I’m a shooter, and for all shooters, you’re going to have some off-days, some droughts in your shooting, but you just always got to stay confident, stay with it, and that’s what I try to do.”

Daniel Oturu contributed 22 points (on 10 of 12 shooting) and eight rebounds for Minnesota (6-5, 1-1 Big Ten), who was missing starting guard Payton Willis because of an ankle injury.

The Gophers shot 64.3% (18 of 28) in the first half, including 7 of 11 from 3-point range, and a season-high 58.2% (32 of 55) overall. Their final 3-point percentage of 47.6 (10 of 21) was also a season-best.

Lindy Waters III scored 17 points for Oklahoma State (8-3, 0-0 Big 12), while Anthony Anderson III added a career-high 16 points.

“Minnesota just outplayed us,” said Cowboys coach Mike Boynton. “I think watching that game from start to finish, one of the worst things you can say about your team after any game is that the other team played harder than you did. Unfortunately, I have to stand here and be honest and say that was the case that Minnesota played harder and therefore deserved to win.”

The performance was particularly disappointing for Boynton following Oklahoma State's impressive 61-55 win over Houston on Dec. 15.

“What we’ve got to learn how to do is handle prosperity,” Boynton said. “It’s evident today, and with last week’s practices, that we have to be a team that learns how to handle success and we’re still not there yet.”

The Cowboys are now 1-3 in their last four outings, which coincides with the illness that has sidelined Isaac Likekele, their starting point guard and leading scorer who averages 13.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.9 steals per game.

BIG PICTURE

Minnesota: One game after a signature victory, an 84-71 statement win over then-No. 3 Ohio State on Dec. 15, the Golden Gophers came out strong once again. They surged to an eight-point lead just six minutes into the contest and after Oklahoma State tied it at 24 with 8:54 left in the opening half, the Gophers dominated until the break. Kalscheur scored 16 points over the next six minutes as Minnesota outscored Oklahoma State 22-5 to build up a commanding 17-point advantage, ultimately taking a 46-31 lead into halftime.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys started out shooting well, connecting on 10 of their first 15 shots from the floor and pulling even at 24 with 8:53 left in the first half on Waters’ 3-pointer, but they couldn’t sustain it. Oklahoma State made just two of its last 10 shots to finish the half, then sank just two of 11 over of the first eight-plus minutes of the second half, falling behind by 26 points over that span. After Minnesota built its lead up to 71-42 with 9:22 remaining, the Cowboys played better offensively, including a late 9-2 run that got them to within 14 with 2:40 left, but it wasn’t nearly enough.

LETDOWN

Minnesota guard Marcus Carr, who averages 15.2 points per game and delivered a career-high 35 points in the Gophers’ big win over then-No. 3 Ohio State on Dec. 15, ended up with just nine, his third-lowest output of the season. But despite shooting just 2 of 12 from the floor, Carr still contributed seven rebounds and eight assists, while being the only player on either team to play all 40 minutes.

TIP-INS

Minnesota outrebounded Oklahoma State 35-27, including 14-10 in the first half. … Tre’ Williams started at guard for Minnesota in place of the injured Willis, for his first career start. In 19 minutes, he had three points and a career-high three assists. … After playing just one minute in the previous game against Ohio State, Minnesota forward Michael Hurt played 28 minutes, scoring a season-high seven points.

UP NEXT

Minnesota: The Gophers return home to take on Florida International next Saturday afternoon.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys are back home in Stillwater to host Southeastern Louisiana on Dec. 29 in their last nonconference contest.

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Leaders

Minnesota PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Ihnen 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Kalscheur 34 0 1 3 1 0
Oklahoma State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Waters III 17 0 2 3 1 0
A. Anderson III 16 0 2 1 3 0

Team Comparison

Minn OkSt
Points For 86 66
Field Goals 32/55-58% 25/60-42%
Three Pointers 10/21-48% 6/16-38%
Free Throws 12/13-92% 10/15-67%
Offensive Rebounds 9 12
Defensive Rebounds 26 15
Rebounds 40 29
Blocks 3 2
Steals 4 8
Turnovers 17 15
Personal Fouls 16 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Minn Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 21 Minn 86 @ OkSt 66 J. Omersa 2 D. Mitchell 1

Game Information

Stadium: Bank of Oklahoma Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Attendance: 4,979
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